Course Information
UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2018

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California
April 13, 2018 to April 14, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents its first annual comprehensive update on emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities for diseases of the brain and spine. This course will focus on primary and metastatic brain tumors, neurovascular disease, skull base lesions, movement disorders, spinal pathologies, as well as traumatic brain injury. Renowned faculty experts from neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, and medicine will present novel treatment and management strategies to help healthcare professionals deliver the most advanced care to their patients. This two-day program will be delivered over seven sessions, each followed by a question and answer break, to encourage active participation by the audience and discussion of challenging cases.

Target Audience
This course is targeted toward neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, allied health professionals, and neurosurgery, neurology and oncology residents and fellows.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2018
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

By March 15th:

  • Physicians $250
  • Allied Health $ 100
  • Residents/Fellows $50

After March 15th:

  • Physicians $300
  • Allied Health $ 150
  • Residents/Fellows $50

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by March 9, 2018, and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of CME, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Directors

Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Division of Functional Neurosurgery
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery & Orthopaedics
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery
Spinal Deformities and Tumor Surgery

Guest Speaker

Henry Brem, MD
Professor & Director of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Faculty
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery

Marvin Bergsneider, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery

Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery and Neurology

Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery

Rich Everson, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery

Aria Fallah, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery

Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
Professor
Neurosurgery

Christopher Giza, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery

Langston Holly, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery

Joshua L. Kamins, MD
Clinical Instructor
Neurology

Tania Kaprealian, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Radiation Oncology

Won Kim, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurosurgery

Albert Lai, MD
Associate Professor
Neurology

Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery

Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair
Neurosurgery

Daniel Lu, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery

Paul Vespa, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery and Neurology

Anthony Wang, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery

Isaac Yang, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery

Program Agenda

Friday, April 13th, 2018

7:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Course Director’s Welcome
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD and Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Brain Tumor Session
9:00 Malignant Brain Tumors: State-of-the-Art Treatment
Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
9:20 Recent Developments in Brain Tumor Therapy
Henry Brem, MD (Guest Lecture)
9:50 Updates on Adult Low-Grade Gliomas
Albert Lai, MD
10:10 Brain Metastasis: State-of-the-Art Treatment
Rich Everson, MD
10:30 Q&A
10:35 Break
10:45 Challenges to Developing New Therapies for Brain Tumors
Henry Brem, MD (Guest Lecture)
11:15 Advances in the Management of Meningiomas
Isaac Yang, MD
Vascular Session
11:35 Diagnosis and Treatment of Moyamoya Disease
Anthony Wang, MD
11:55 Lunch
12:55 Advances in the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
1:35 Current Management Strategies for Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Anthony Wang, MD
Movement Disorders & Epilepsy Session
1:55 Surgical Therapies for Movement Disorders: DBS, Ultrasound, and SRS
Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
2:15 Q&A
2:20 Break
2:30 New Technologies and Applications in Brain Stimulation
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
2:50 Innovation in Epilepsy Surgery: Resection, Ablation, Disconnection, and Stimulation
Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
3:10 Surgical Management of Facial Pain and Headache
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
3:30 Advances in Neuromodulation for Chronic Pain
Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
3:50 Q&A
4:20 Adjourn
5:00 - 7:00 Reception

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

7:00 Breakfast
7:50 Course Director’s Greeting
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD and Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Spine Session
8:00 Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spinal Metastatic Disease
Tania Kaprealian, MD
8:20 Lumbar MIS Decompression Alone or Fusion: When Less Is More, and When More Is Less
Langston Holly, MD
8:40 Advanced Reconstruction Techniques for Spinal Deformity and Oncology
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
9:00 Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Advanced Techniques & Novel Applications
Daniel Lu, MD
9:20 Q&A
9:25 Break
Pituitary & Skull Base Session
9:35 Surgical Resection of Pituitary & Suprasellar Tumors: Complication Avoidance
Marvin Bergsneider, MD
9:55 Novel Medical Therapies for Pituitary Adenomas
Marvin Bergsneider, MD
10:15 Endoscopic Approaches to Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Tumors
Won Kim, MD
10:35 Advances in Neuromodulation for Chronic Pain
Anthony Wang, MD
10:55 Q&A
11:00 Break
Pediatric Neurosurgery Session
11:10 Modern Advancements in the Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy
Aria Fallah, MD, MSc
11:30 Unique Molecular Genetic Features of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Anthony Wang, MD
11:50 Lunch
12:50 Pediatric Spinal Deformities and Intraspinal Pathologies
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
1:10 The Role of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Choroid Plexus Cauterization to Treat Infantile Hydrocephalus
Aria Fallah, MD, MSc
Brain Trauma Session
1:30 Multimodality Monitoring and Outcomes after TBI
Paul Vespa, MD
1:50 Sports Concussions
Joshua L. Kamins, MD
2:10 Q&A
2:15 Break
2:25 Translational Studies for Pediatric TBI
Christopher Giza, MD
2:45 Recent Clinical Trial Highlights in Traumatic Brain Injury
Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
3:05 Q&A
3:15 Conference Adjourns

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Recommend the most up-to-date diagnostic, surgical, and minimally invasive advances in the evaluation and treatment of patients with brain and spinal pathology
  • Identify and implement optimal patient-specific therapies for patients with brain tumors
  • Utilize appropriate neuromodulatory therapies for functional neurosurgical indications
  • Compare the relative utility of distinct approaches for managing spinal disorders
  • Review multidisciplinary approaches to intracranial disease in the pediatric population
  • Differentiate the relative benefits of open, endovascular, and radiosurgical approaches to managing cerebrovascular disease
  • Report a systematic approach to the multimodal management of brain trauma

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements, under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Course Location:
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-6700



Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at a special rate of $359 single or double occupancy per night plus taxes. Please call the Loews Reservation Center at 800-235-6397 and request the group rate for the UCLA Neurosurgery 2018 CME Event. To reserve online, please visit: https://www.loewshotels.com/santa-monica/neurosurgery-2018-cme-event. Confirmation of reservations made after March 12, 2018 is subject to availability.

Parking
Discounted valet day parking is $15.
Overnight valet parking is $50 plus tax.